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Greek philosopher Seneca said a sword never kills anybody; it’s a tool in the killer’s hand. It turns out that the same can be said of Spencer V. Dicks’ revolver. Greenland looks … more
Aging is full of odd contradictions, I’m learning. For instance, I had assumed getting older would translate into wiser, which, in some addled way, I also thought meant smarter. Um, not so much. I might actually be wiser — might — but … more
When I check out in a grocery or department store, or pay the check at a restaurant, I lay out rectangles of green-tinted paper and, on occasion, circles of shiny metal, often to the astonishment of the recipient. Yes, that’s right. I pay for … more
Colorado's world-class universities, highly educated workforce, excellent quality of life and pioneering spirit have made the state a hub for inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators. The state's diverse bioscience industry in particular is thriving, … more
As early as 1928, William Eugene Higby had formalized his idea to move a plane along the ground or in the air by means of a blast of air projected from the plane. His early model for jet propulsion … more
The greater Denver metropolitan area has recently achieved a very dubious status pertaining to rental housing rates along with the sizable acceleration of housing market values. As Svenja Gudell, senior director of economic research with Zillow … more
I refer to my self as a theater “reviewer” because I don’t know enough theater esoterica to claim to be a “critic.” I recently have seen a couple of plays that have confirmed the wisdom of that decision. The plays have very tell different … more
My friends Nawaraj, Ram, and Narendra are safe, although at least one lost his home in the devastating earthquake of April 25 in Nepal. I met them while trekking there with my childhood friend Jacque in November 2013. Ram was an assistant manager at … more
I am not what anybody would mistake for a handy man. Home projects and me are, well, not exactly constant companions. Frankly, it drives my wife a little bit crazy, because it takes me forever to get started on things, even when I readily … more
“Old men’s prayers for death are lying prayers, in which they abuse old age and long extent of life. But when death draws near, not one is willing to die, and age is no longer a burden to … more
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